[Marxism] unity on the left in Australia

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Feb 5 18:40:24 MST 2013


On 2/5/13 8:01 PM, Michael Fisher wrote:
> I would have a severe problem with a mass-distribution party newspaper
> that reported events in China and/or North Korea in ways that
> suggested they are socialist.
>

My guess is that nobody in the entire left, except maybe for the 
American SWP, believes that China is not a capitalist country. On North 
Korea, there's certainly grounds for believing that its mode of 
production is non-capitalist but there's hardly any motion toward 
elevating it to the kind of status that China had for Maoists in the 60s.

Of course, the real dividing line is Cuba. But if you look at Solidarity 
in the USA, they have published Farber and people critical of Farber. 
That did not lead to any splits. People who have figured out this 
sectarianism problem can live with divisions over whether Cuba is 
capitalist or not. The main thing is to oppose the embargo, etc.





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